So crowdsourcing may be the new ‘old news,’ but people keep coming up with new spins to put on this tenet of the new Web. Just the past few weeks have demonstrated some of the exciting new things you can do with your computer and the help of a couple thousand of your closest friends.

Like produce the new Jill Sobule album.

Or test the general theory of relativity by searching for evidence of binary neutron stars.

More DIY inclined? You can still help scientists track migratory bird patterns with the help of your handy dandy homemade rooftop recording device. Just like the CIA uses to listen to your thoughts!